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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 04:54 PM
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46. The sad and awful truth is this: Republicans have no way of stopping this nomination
Obama was smart to pick Sotomayer.

First because she's damn capable of doing the job and will make an excellent addition to the Supreme Court (replacing another excellent Justice) but also because the Republicans are dead in water with this candidate. Republicans Snowe & Collins have both expressed positive views on Sotomayer and will vote with the democrats on her nomination. Plus not one democrat has come out in opposition of her. So even with just 99 senators we have more than the 60 needed to sit her on the bench without any fuss of a filibuster.

So what few republicans are left are doing nothing more than grandstanding and in the process they are alienating even more women and hispanic voters with their actions.
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  -It is amazing that R's are so terrified of an intelligent woman... rasputin1952  May-31-09 09:46 AM   #0 
  - Remember, "Women can't be in power." ~sigh~  vaberella   May-31-09 09:47 AM   #1 
  - LOL...I can just imagine telling my mother that when I was a kid...  rasputin1952   May-31-09 09:49 AM   #6 
  - Or host a late-night chat show. nt  Captain Hilts   May-31-09 09:53 AM   #13 
  - That's what they're doing, playing the (r) tune.  babylonsister   May-31-09 09:48 AM   #2 
  - I think she is a brilliant jurist...  rasputin1952   May-31-09 09:51 AM   #8 
  - To answer your question, YES, they treat their mothers, sisters, wives like so much "baggage".  madeline_con   May-31-09 09:49 AM   #3 
  - Yes, excellent point...  rasputin1952   May-31-09 09:52 AM   #9 
  - I read somewhere  Turbineguy   May-31-09 09:49 AM   #4 
  - Damn, I must be a phenomenon!  rasputin1952   May-31-09 09:53 AM   #10 
  - A Repuke woman just lays there like a log with a hole in it.  madeline_con   May-31-09 09:59 AM   #21 
     - How about Condi? Is she the exception to the rule? nm  rhett o rick   May-31-09 10:50 AM   #28 
     - ....  Lorien   May-31-09 10:52 AM   #29 
  - What About Sarah Palin?  Yavin4   May-31-09 09:49 AM   #5 
  - ...  rasputin1952   May-31-09 09:53 AM   #12 
  - corporate types are of the same attitude as are 20-30-something geek boys...  Triana   May-31-09 09:50 AM   #7 
  - It's not just men. WOMEN feel more comfortable criticizing other women than they do  Captain Hilts   May-31-09 09:55 AM   #15 
  - People say that, but Chimp stole both those elections.  madeline_con   May-31-09 09:57 AM   #18 
  - Exactly. Stolen - broken voting system.  Triana   May-31-09 09:59 AM   #20 
  - I know some VERY sexist women (sexist against other women)  Triana   May-31-09 09:58 AM   #19 
  - I had a female Chem instructor at the local Comm College...  rasputin1952   May-31-09 10:04 AM   #22 
  - What a great experience for you. Fingers crossed for her. nt  Captain Hilts   May-31-09 10:14 AM   #24 
  - Awesome. I hope she recovers completely  Triana   May-31-09 10:55 AM   #30 
  - Yep. I've actually been told the very same  Lorien   May-31-09 10:56 AM   #31 
  - Yep. They like doormats, or women that hate other women.  Captain Hilts   May-31-09 09:53 AM   #11 
  - One of the greatest women in US history...  rasputin1952   May-31-09 09:55 AM   #14 
     - Harry Truman said...  Captain Hilts   May-31-09 09:56 AM   #17 
  - "Woman is the nigger of the world...  The_Commonist   May-31-09 09:56 AM   #16 
  - John Lennon wrote that??? Damn that brother was deep  HopeOverFear   May-31-09 11:13 AM   #34 
  - Sadly, I see that everywhere, it's just seems extra concentrated on the Right.  Forkboy   May-31-09 10:09 AM   #23 
  - indeed  La Lioness Priyanka   May-31-09 10:23 AM   #26 
  - Rec'd n/t  firedupdem   May-31-09 10:18 AM   #25 
  - Fear is a big part of "keeping down."  sofa king   May-31-09 10:31 AM   #27 
  - Guilty consciences!  Karenina   May-31-09 10:59 AM   #32 
     - Right, they're afraid of reaping what they've sown.  HopeOverFear   May-31-09 11:15 AM   #35 
        - In spades!  Karenina   May-31-09 11:39 AM   #36 
  - Obama should nominate ONLY woman for the Supreme Court  HughMoran   May-31-09 11:06 AM   #33 
  - Being a vocal liberal intelligent woman :) I have found what you have to  Mira   May-31-09 11:50 AM   #37 
  - Most people are not overt bigots, after all, that does not go over well...  rasputin1952   May-31-09 01:56 PM   #38 
  - So are male Dems. You think it's an accident that Sotomayer is single?  Honeycombe8   Jun-01-09 10:08 AM   #39 
  - The R's were terrified of Madelyn Albright, and are afraid of  rasputin1952   Jun-01-09 11:47 AM   #40 
  - I agree with you,  Beacool   Jun-01-09 01:12 PM   #41 
  - Those 3 R's are pretty dumb...there is a reason I left 2 off...  rasputin1952   Jun-01-09 03:51 PM   #44 
  - In Judge Sotomayor's case, they're more terrified of her ethnic group's growing Dem allegiance...  ClarkUSA   Jun-01-09 01:36 PM   #42 
  - She is one of many serious threats to their agenda  politicasista   Jun-01-09 02:01 PM   #43 
  - R: The "christians" on the RW don't view women as real people,  old mark   Jun-01-09 04:49 PM   #45 
  - I have known many a Christian, Jew and Muslim during my time  rasputin1952   Jun-01-09 05:16 PM   #47 
     - This is referring to the RW fundamentalist "christians" - I do know  old mark   Jun-02-09 12:06 AM   #49 
        - I don't want to sound as if I'm being trite, but over the years, I've  rasputin1952   Jun-02-09 07:27 AM   #50 
  - The sad and awful truth is this: Republicans have no way of stopping this nomination  LynneSin   Jun-01-09 04:54 PM   #46 
  - Your last sentence sums this up perfectly...  rasputin1952   Jun-01-09 05:17 PM   #48 
  - Agree. Sotomayor represents top-drawer accomplishment fueled by  saltpoint   Jun-02-09 07:32 AM   #51 
  - Bachmann has some very serious problems w/reality...  rasputin1952   Jun-02-09 08:17 AM   #53 
     - LOL. Yes. She should pay for every dime of her care.  saltpoint   Jun-02-09 08:18 AM   #54 
        - ...  rasputin1952   Jun-02-09 08:18 AM   #56 
  - Were you around here during the primaries?  Balbus   Jun-02-09 08:11 AM   #52 
     - Was I around during the Primaries...LOL...  rasputin1952   Jun-02-09 08:18 AM   #55 

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